Monday, August 31, 2009

Late Night in the Bedroom

The first full episode of Late Night in the Bedroom, Toronto’s new late night live audience talk show, is now online. Despite that our tendencies to be a bit camera shy, we were honored last week to appear as guests on this inaugural episode alongside Che Kothari, and Boys Who Say No.

Thank you again to the whole LNB crew. Here’s a link and description from their website:

Late Night in the Bedroom is a brand new late night live audience talk show, featuring Toronto’s freshest local artists, musicians and cultural players. A side project of Whippersnapper Gallery, the show takes place bi-monthly with the aim of expanding public dialogue around the art we see, hear, and create, as well as supporting the ongoing development of our creative community.

On August 26th, Late Night in the Bedroom, Toronto’s brand-spanking new arts and culture talk show premiered in front of a live audience with a wildly exciting lineup of guests. The show’s guests included the extremely prolific hip-hop photographer Che Kothari, who talked about his work as well as Toronto’s Manifesto Festival, which he helped found and currently directs. Guerilla gardeners Sean Martindale and Eric Cheung, otherwise known as the “Poster Pocket Plant Guys”, discussed their delightful street interventions. Finally, musical guest Boys Who Say No, graced Late Night in the Bedroom’s apartment studio with a set of their quirky and unpredictable indie pop rock."

- sean


Thank you to the staff over at GreenMuze for posting about our project today as well. They report sightings in Halifax and Vancouver... I planted some in Vancouver with friends earlier this month, but if anyone has more info or images for the Halifax planters we'd love to hear more about it!

- sean

en français

Thank you also to Julien Cordelle from France for posting an article about our project in French on his "Slowest - A Slower Blog" site. Apologies for the delay in uploading this link. You can check it below:


- sean

en español

Thank you to architect Felipe Garcia Riesco from Santiago Chile for posting an article about our project in Spanish on his site. You can check it out at the link below:


- sean

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Arrived back home after planting this morning to find that posted about our project yesterday. The article has also since been dugg on

Thanks to Olivia Chen for writing the article!

We seem to be perpetually behind on updating our blog, but thanks for bearing with us. More details and photos from both Vancouver and Toronto will be put up when we get a chance. If you've been checking back, you will probably have noticed that we don't post all of our planting excursions, mostly for lack of time. Meanwhile, you may have also seen the slideshow now rotating on the site. It links to a gallery of images if you would like to see any at a higher resolution.

- sean

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Vancouver, BC

I've had this idea for a heart-shaped planter in my mind for a while, and I decided to test the design for the first time when I was in Vancouver, BC. Now I'm back in Toronto amidst apocalyptic thunderstorms and tornadoes(!), so I'll try to put up a more detailed update with more images soon...

- sean

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Green Living Magazine

Green Living Magazine featured our project today as the top story on their site. Thank you to writer Lindsay Hutton for the article! You can check it out at the link below.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quick note on PosterChild's NYC planter

What I find interesting about PosterChild's adaptation of the planter is that it actually jams the advertisment folding it outward the blank white of the poster backing interrupts the message completely rather than creating a wrapping of the ad around the planter. So, I guess if you're a hardcore ad jammer that's the technique to follow.

Further, I actually enjoy that folding outward reveals the staples holding the planter together. It's a good way of making the planter construction transparent to those passing by--there's a rough honesty to the construction that's is in line with the 'open source' ideals of our urban interventions.

-eric 09.08.05